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High-performance process improvement takes process improvement to the next ambition level. The kernel of the substance is a generic process improvement process that operates under the strictest time, quality and cost constraints. Thanks to a modular composition and robust methods the scope may range from one single person to networks with hundreds of companies. This is realized via three high-class phases:network and company analysis and synthesis, process analysis and synthesis, the implementation, including process improvement education and training and the practical realization of the improvement potential. The presented methods contain mass customization features and a very advanced logic for optimizing the interaction of people, technology, information and material both in the process improvement process itself and the focus process. The book is based on an extensive R&D effort and thorough practical verifications in more than 75 companies in almost any business and in all sizes.
This book presents the state of the art in parallel numerical algorithms, applications, architectures, and system software. The book examines various solutions for issues of concurrency, scale, energy efficiency, and programmability, which are discussed in the context of a diverse range of applications. Features: includes contributions from an international selection of world-class authorities; examines parallel algorithm-architecture interaction through issues of computational capacity-based codesign and automatic restructuring of programs using compilation techniques; reviews emerging applications of numerical methods in information retrieval and data mining; discusses the latest issues in dense and sparse matrix computations for modern high-performance systems, multicores, manycores and GPUs, and several perspectives on the Spike family of algorithms for solving linear systems; presents outstanding challenges and developing technologies, and puts these in their historical context.
Emmeline Carter was prepared for danger on the new frontier. But she didn't foresee the tornado that tore their wagon train apart. Now her father is dead, her mother and sister are injured and their twin wards are missing. There's nowhere to turn but the fledgling Kansas settlement of High Plains. Town founder Will Logan steps in to search for the twins and house the Carters...for now. He's not cut out for family life long-term. But Emmeline's got her own ideas, and when this high plains bride chooses her groom, nothing will get in her way!
A GUN IN HER HAND-POINTED RIGHT AT HIS HEART. . . ;Sarah knew exactly what she wanted. Tom West would help rescue her daughter, their daughter, from the hands of the Sioux, or die trying. It was, she swore, the least he could do to atone for fourteen years of deceit!Tom West blamed himself. He'd had to let Sarah believe him dead-even though she'd been his only love. But this reunion was born of danger, not desire, as this firebrand of a woman was quick to remind him. Could they bridge the chasm of mistrust yawning between them to save their child-and their love?
A paragraph is a group of sentences that all tell about the same idea. One sentence gives the main idea of the paragraph. The other sentences give details that support the main idea.
High Price is the harrowing and inspiring memoir of neuroscientist Carl Hart, a man who grew up in one of Miamis toughest neighborhoods and, determined to make a difference as an adult, tirelessly applies his scientific training to help save real lives. Young Carl didnt see the value of school, studying just enough to keep him on the basketball team. Today, he is a cutting-edge neuroscientist--Columbia Universitys first tenured African American professor in the sciences--whose landmark, controversial research is redefining our understanding of addiction. In this provocative and eye-opening memoir, Dr. Carl Hart recalls his journey of self-discovery, how he escaped a life of crime and drugs and avoided becoming one of the crack addicts he now studies. Interweaving past and present, Hart goes beyond the hype as he examines the relationship between drugs and pleasure, choice, and motivation, both in the brain and in society. His findings shed new light on common ideas about race, poverty, and drugs, and explain why current policies are failing.
Jesse struggles to make sense of a double homicide involving a divisive talk show host and his pregnant mistress.
It looks like Evaline Waters, a River Heights resident, is knee-deep in trouble. A huge corporation is suing her for her land; they want to tear down her house and put up a warehouse. And documentation of the zoning law that would protect Evaline's right to keep her land is missing. Figures! I've got to find that document, but it's hard to focus on the land when I'm cruising at ten thousand feet. See, Ned and I are taking flying lessons, him with Colonel Lang, a friend of his family, and me with Frank Beltrano, an instructor at our local airport. It's a good thing I'm good at juggling more than two balls at once. Too bad I'm not the only one.
Fourteen-year-old Matt forms an uneasy alliance with Tuava-Li the elf and Tomtar the troll in an attempt to restore to well-being the tree at the northern pole whose roots bind the worlds together, while Matt's nine-year-old sister, Becky, tries to free their captive parents with Asra's help.
HIGH SCHOOL BOUND is a fun-filled, entertaining yet practical guide for young people preparing to enter high school. It is filled with over 30 topics of interest from tips on studying, handling peer pressure, cultivating good attitudes, dating, to sports, homework, and much more! Spethman also includes a special section for parents, 12 essential ways to get involved in your high schooler's education.
High School Dropout, Graduation, And Completion Rates: Better Data, Better Measures, Better Decisionsby National Research Council National Academy of Education of the National Academies
High school graduation and dropout rates have long been used as indicators of educational system productivity and effectiveness and of social and economic well being. While determining these rates may seem like a straightforward task, their calculation is in fact quite complicated. How does one count a student who leaves a regular high school but later completes a GED? How does one count a student who spends most of his/her high school years at one school and then transfers to another? If the student graduates, which school should receive credit? If the student drops out, which school should take responsibility? High School Dropout, Graduation, and Completion Rates addresses these issues and to examine (1) the strengths, limitations, accuracy, and utility of the available dropout and completion measures; (2) the state of the art with respect to longitudinal data systems; and (3) ways that dropout and completion rates can be used to improve policy and practice.
This book is a comprehensive look at initiation practices in high school and in teenage gangs. It also examines fraternal hazings and pledging activities in college, which have been the cause of at least one fatality a year since 1970 and threaten to trickle down to high school. The book's eight chapters cover the history and definition of hazing, a survey of various hazing incidents across the country, psychological explanations for "groupthink", hazing in high school athletic teams, the deadly combination of hazing and alcohol, gang initiations, hazing and the law, and techniques for attacking and eradicating hazing. Also included in "For Further Information" is a listing of anti-hazing organizations with contact information.
Throughout this textbook, you will find content that has been developed to cover many of the High School Standards for Mathematical Content and all of the Standards for Mathematical Practice from the Common Core State Standards. The End-of-Course Assessment provides students with practice with all of the Standards for Mathematical Content.
Traditionally, vocational mathematics and precollege mathematics have been separate in schools. But the technological world in which today s students will work and live calls for increasing connection between mathematics and its applications. Workplace-based mathematics may be good mathematics for everyone.High School Mathematics at Work illuminates the interplay between technical and academic mathematics. This collection of thought-provoking essays--by mathematicians, educators, and other experts--is enhanced with illustrative tasks from workplace and everyday contexts that suggest ways to strengthen high school mathematical education.This important book addresses how to make mathematical education of all students meaningful--how to meet the practical needs of students entering the work force after high school as well as the needs of students going on to postsecondary education.The short readable essays frame basic issues, provide background, and suggest alternatives to the traditional separation between technical and academic mathematics. They are accompanied by intriguing multipart problems that illustrate how deep mathematics functions in everyday settings--from analysis of ambulance response times to energy utilization, from buying a used car to "rounding off" to simplify problems.The book addresses the role of standards in mathematics education, discussing issues such as finding common ground between science and mathematics education standards, improving the articulation from school to work, and comparing SAT results across settings.Experts discuss how to develop curricula so that students learn to solve problems they are likely to encounter in life--while also providing them with approaches to unfamiliar problems. The book also addresses how teachers can help prepare students for postsecondary education.For teacher education the book explores the changing nature of pedagogy and new approaches to teacher development. What kind of teaching will allow mathematics to be a guide rather than a gatekeeper to many career paths? Essays discuss pedagogical implication in problem-centered teaching, the role of complex mathematical tasks in teacher education, and the idea of making open-ended tasks--and the student work they elicit--central to professional discourse.High School Mathematics at Work presents thoughtful views from experts. It identifies rich possibilities for teaching mathematics and preparing students for the technological challenges of the future. This book will inform and inspire teachers, teacher educators, curriculum developers, and others involved in improving mathematics education and the capabilities of tomorrow s work force.
Good-bye, school and Hello, summer! But for Troy, Gabriella, Chad, and Taylor, this vacation is no day at the beach. That's because they're all working at a country club founded by Ryan and Sharpay's family! And with the club's annual talent show right around the corner, Sharpay's competitive instincts are sizzling. She dumps her brother Ryan as her singing partner and starts wooing Troy to join her onstage instead. Gabriella is less than thrilled that Troy has agreed to sing with Sharpay. How could he do that to her? She never sees him these days. He's too busy on the golf course, dining in style, playing basketball with a college team and all of it managed by Sharpay. Things are heating up on the lawns of high society. Will Troy and Gabriella realize that they're meant to be?
From plagiarism to popularity, vartisty sports to vocational classes, GPA's to graduation, you'll find all the details right here.High school can be overwhelming, but this book will give you the lowdown on what to expect during the most exciting, challenging four years of your life.
A whole-foods diet designed to help readers "lose twenty years in thirty days" from the respected New York City dermatologist David Colbert.
Pirates, passion and danger on the high seas!Balthazar Grattiano, captain of the infamous shipCalypsoand renowned seducer of women, has just walked into the one tavern in all of Hispanialo he should have avoided. For Bianca Simonetti, his sworn enemy, is the owner--and she has vengeance on her mind. But before she can take her revenge she is captured by this rogue's kiss. Her only chance for retribution is to stow away on his ship for a passionate adventure that will either kill them--or bring them together once and for all!
Drawing on his unprecedented access to Grace Kelly, bestselling biographer Donald Spoto at last offers an intimate, honest, and authoritative portrait of one of Hollywood's legendary actresses. In just seven years-from 1950 through 1956-Grace Kelly embarked on a whirlwind career that included roles in eleven movies. From the principled Amy Fowler Kane inHigh Noonto the thrill-seeking Frances Stevens ofTo Catch a Thief, Grace established herself as one of Hollywood's most talented actresses and iconic beauties. Her astonishing career lasted until her retirement at age twenty-six, when she withdrew from stage and screen to marry a European monarch and became a modern, working princess and mother. Based on never-before-published or quoted interviews with Grace and those conducted over many years with her friends and colleagues-from costars James Stewart and Cary Grant to director Alfred Hitchcock-as well as many documents disclosed by her children for the first time, acclaimed biographer Donald Spoto explores the transformation of a convent schoolgirl to New York model, successful television actress, Oscar-winning movie star, and beloved royal. As the princess requested, Spoto waited twenty-five years after her death to write this biography. Now, with honesty and insight,High Societyreveals the truth of Grace Kelly's personal life, the men she loved, the men she didn't, and what lay behind the façade of her fairy-tale life.
Sara Montgomery thought her days as a debutante were over. But when top-level businessmen connected to an oil conspiracy began disappearing, her undercover work returned her to the spotlight-and forced her into the arms of Kyle Prescott. Could this millionaire playboy be the mastermind behind the investment scheme?Just when she thought she had Kyle pegged, he stepped in front of a bullet meant for Sara-then insisted on playing protector. And although relying on the charming bad boy 24/7 was good for the mission, spending long nights together was never part of the plan. But what about falling for the very man she'd been assigned to investigate?
Manhattan millionaire Max Rolland didn't do relationships. . . until his one-night stand turned up pregnant. Blue-blooded Julia Prentice may have been a lamb by day, but she'd been a lion in the bedroom. And when the expectant socialite showed up on his doorstep, Max knew the baby couldn't be his. But he offered marriage anyway. For one year. He'd get his heir and a sexy bedmate. But before the prenup ink was dry, Max was wondering if he'd want more from Julia than just a business deal. . . .
He needed a mistress. Apretendmistress, that is. So when Jenna Branson confronted playboy billionaire Adam Roth, demanding he return money his brother stole from her family, Adam saw his opportunity. He'd look into her accusations, but she must act as though they're involved-intimately. Anything to rid himself of the unwanted attention of his best friend's wife. The proposition seemed simple, but soon their game of seduction was no longer just for show. Then a high-stakes confrontation forced them to choose between family loyalty...and the chance of forever.
High Stakes was the fourteenth of Dick Francis's best selling thrillers and was first published in 1975. Fast-moving and exciting, it is an enthralling tale of unscrupulous goings-on in the racing world.
Gypsy WindPassions run high in horse-racing circles, but thoroughbred breeder Becca Peters keeps a tight rein on her emotions. Except when it comes to Brig Chambers. Six years after he shattered their relationship with dangerous accusations, he's back, stirring up trouble. . . and undeniable heat. Devil's GambitTiffany Rhodes's horse farm was in trouble long before she met Zane Sheridan, a breeder with a shady reputation. Yet she couldn't help but feel relieved when Zane offered to buy her out. Though Tiffany didn't trust him, she was drawn to him like a magnet. What did this mysterious man want from her. . . and why was he using a gambit with her heart?
It didn't take Angelina Marlowe long to realize that her legacy was a terrible liability. Her parents had been ruthlessly murdered, and inheriting their fortune put her at risk, too. She needed to know why. So did Hawk Bladehunter, a key player at Marlowe Inc. Together they were determined to expose the past, but neither had gambled on how far some people would go to protect their investment--nor how blissful ignorance would seem as the stakes in a deadly game of truth or dare kept rising.
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